News


20Sep

Firstly I would like to thank those among you who have taken the time to alert me to the presence of these counterfeit decks.

What at first seemed to be an isolated incident has quickly escalated into several sellers across all platforms stocking copies of Malpertuis decks.

These decks are advertised as exact recreations, which I can assure everyone, they are not. From cheap card stock, to sub standard boxes, as you can see from the above image of the 2nd Edition of the Tyldwick tarot, which is being sold in a tuck box!

As flattering as it is to have my late brothers work in such demand as to warrant them being illegally copied and distributed, it has now become a matter for the legal professionals. 

Today begins what I'm sure will be a long and costly exercise in removing these products from online stores, and tracking the source of the supply.


All of these decks are being offered by different sellers, but all are being shipped from China. 

I have every faith that this issue will be resolved in time, and I thank all of you,  the loyal Malpertuis customers for knowing the difference between the 2 very different quality products, and not potentially having their collections spoiled by a sub-standard copy.

Thank you


Joe

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I can't believe what a phenomenal response there has been to the launch of the 2nd edition. I knew there would be interest, but this has far exceeded my wildest dreams.

I would like to thank everyone who has ordered a copy and those who have sent messages of support. To all those who have placed an order, can I please ask for a little patience, I'm more than a little overwhelmed with the work load right now, but please rest assured all your orders are being processed and shipped. Trust me this is a lot of work for 1 person!!

Thank you!


Joe

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23Apr

A long awaited tribute to Neil

With the phenomenal success of the original Tyldwick deck, it seemed the logical way to pay tribute to Neil. A deck that for many was his greatest masterpiece.

Although the packaging and edging may have changed, the magic and mystery of the original artwork has been retained.

There may seem to be only minor changes, but each one has been a hard fought battle with myself! I can safely say however, I'm over the moon with the result, and can only pray that Neil would be proud of the work I have done in his absence.


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I have been inundated with messages about this deck since posting the last update, mostly asking questions about preorders and arrival times.

So I'll answer everything here.

Due to the fact that I only operate Malpertuis part time, I've made the decision not to offer preorders, but please rest assured there will be more than enough copies for all those that want one.

They will be available for purchase through the website once I have had an opportunity to examine the final quality and am satisfied that they meet the high standards set by Neil, and at the original price (£60).

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25Mar

The new 2nd Edition of the Tyldwick is nearing completion.

The printing has been completed, the cards are currently under going a quality inspection before being cut, and having the edging added.

I should have a shipping date within the next week.

Not long to wait now!!

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13Dec

It's that time of year again, although this year will look unlike any other I can remember!

I will be taking some time off, from Friday 18th December through to Thursday 7th January 2021.

Any orders placed during this period will be shipped upon my return.


Merry Christmas to one and all, and thank you so much for your continued support in my efforts to keep Neil's vision alive.

Joe

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13Nov

I know some of you have requested a more easily readable format for the LWB which came supplied with the Legend of the Wizard Laird deck. The poker sized booklet being especially difficult to read due to the small font size. 

The PDF version has now been added to the site for you to download and enjoy in all its glory, without the need to strain your eyes! Sorry it took so long!!


Joe

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After a small delay with customs, The Legend Of The Wizard Laird has arrived.

It has taken 2 years from Neil's passing to get here, but I'm sure everyone will agree once they see the deck in person that the wait was worth it.

The final deck that Neil finished himself, and possibly his best!!

Thank you everyone for your support.

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10Sep

Firstly, I'm still getting several requests a week asking for any Tyldwick decks I have hidden somewhere, or if and when they will be reprinted. I have explained that the original deck was produced in a limited run of 2000 copies, any reprint would therefore go against that original concept. Those of you lucky enough to own one, will have paid a premium price for a limited deck, so after a lot of consideration and soul searching, here is the definitive and final answer!

The deck will be reprinted!

In order to make this possible, there will be some changes made. Don't panic, I'm not interfering with the card images themselves (even I realise that would be criminal). However, there will be a small change to the back of the card, I'll keep the original pattern, but just change. the colouring slightly, I always found the original a little too 'busy'. The tuck box will go, and the gold edging of the card will be altered too, although I'm still not sure of the exact colour, maybe a bit more brass than gold.

I have no time frame for this 2nd edition arrival, the box is causing me a few issues! Once these are resolved I'll post updates.


The good news just keeps coming today!

I'm so happy to announce that after a few small issues at the printers, the Wizard Laird is now fully printed. The 2 sizes are currently being packaged and prepared for shipping.this deck was completed by Neil before his sudden death, the only things. needing to be finished were the final touches to both the box, and booklet cover.

Although my input to this deck has been mostly insignificant, it is with a great sense of pride and achievement that soon I will be able to deliver one of his final ideas to the community who have been so supportive to me during this process.




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Well, so much for my 2 weeks in the sun! No sooner had I left the UK than out government placed France on the at risk lists, meaning I would need to quarantine for 14 days upon my return.

So, after some frantic messaging and a few days of worry, hotels dates got changed, and our crossing back to the UK was changed. We're now all at home, enjoying the british weather through the window, but at least the kids will be able to return to school on time.

This time has however given me an opportunity to sift through a lot of Neil's work. There are some ideas that had only just begun to take shape and a few that are over half way to completion! 

The one project that has caught my eye is his interpretation of the Marseille Tarot, taking the classic image and giving it an aged appearance to make it suited to other Malpertuis decks.

I'd love to know your thoughts on this, is it something I should consider pursuing? Would anybody be interested in owning a copy?




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17Jul

The Samples Have Arrived


After what seems like forever, with lockdowns and closures, things are slowly returning to the new 'normal'.

The preproduction decks arrived, and they are definitely worth the wait, the images are gorgeous. They look so much better in my hand than the images I've been looking at on my screen for so long!

I've got a few small issues to overcome with the LWB, but nothing serious, and I therefore hope to have the decks into full production in the next week or so. Unfortunately, it would seem that nothing about this project is destined to run smoothly, the delivery date will most likely coincide with my family holiday! So it may be into the middle of September before the first decks are ready to sent out.

I'm still waiting on the final shipping costs, and import fees, so at this time I'm unable to confirm the final retail prices fro the 2 different sizes, but I'm confident that they will be a similar cost to all other Malpertuis decks. 

I'm so excited for everyone to see them!


Joe

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28Feb

As I'm sure everyone is aware the Corona Virus is causing chaos across the globe!

This includes myself!

Having finally found a printer interested in producing the Wizard Laird decks, the virus came at just the wrong time. The final small issues had all been resolved, and the final pre-prodution samples were about to be printed, but unfortunately the chosen printer is based in China, and with the whole country in lock down, the process has come to complete stop.

I hope to have the deck into print soon after the virus has been resolved, and business returns to normal.

Until then, please join me in sending our thoughts to all those affected by this health crisis, and wish everyone a speedy recovery. The world is a big place, but the fact we are all susceptible to something so small is humbling.


Joe

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